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Famous Guitarists from Manchester

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Manchester, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Manchester are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous Manchester guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.

List features items like Noel Gallagher, Andy Gibb and more!

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Manchester?" and "Who are famous Manchester guitarists?"
Noel Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Manchester
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Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967) is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the English rock band Oasis as well as lead vocalist and sole songwriter for his own band, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Raised in Burnage, Manchester, Gallagher began learning guitar at the age of thirteen. After a series of odd jobs in construction, he worked for local Manchester band Inspiral Carpets as a roadie and technician in 1988. Whilst touring with them, he learned that his younger brother Liam Gallagher had formed a band of his own, known as the Rain, which eventually took on the name Oasis. After ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: England

Birthplace: Longsight, United Kingdom

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Johnny Marr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Manchester
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Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher; 31 October 1963) is an English musician, songwriter and singer, best known as the guitarist and – with Morrissey – co-songwriter of the Smiths, who were active from 1982 to 1987. Born in Ardwick, Manchester, to Irish parents, Marr formed his first band at the age of 13. He was part of several bands along with Andy Rourke before forming the Smiths with Morrissey in 1982. The Smiths attained great success and were critically acclaimed, with Marr's jangle pop guitar style becoming distinctive of the band's sound, but separated in 1987 due to personal differences between Marr and Morrissey. Since then, Marr has been a member of the Pretenders, The The, ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: England

Birthplace: Ardwick, United Kingdom

Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Manchester
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Andrew Roy Gibb (5 March 1958 – 10 March 1988) was an English singer, songwriter, performer, and teen idol. He was the younger brother of the Bee Gees: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. Gibb came to international prominence in the late 1970s with six singles that reached the Top 10 in the United States, starting with "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" (1977), followed by three other top 20 singles. Gibb's success was brief due to drug addiction and depression. He died five days after his 30th birthday while attempting a comeback. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Australia, England

Birthplace: Manchester, United Kingdom

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Roy Harper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Manchester
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Roy Harper may refer to: Roy Harper (comics), DC Comics character Roy Harper (singer) (born 1941), English musician Roy Harper (footballer) (born 1929), Australian footballer Roy Harper (referee) (died 1969), English football referee Roy Winfield Harper (1905–1994), American judge ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: England

Birthplace: Rusholme, Eurasia, Manchester, United Kingdom, England